Shahi Paneer | How to make Shahi Paneer

By Aameena Ahmed  |  26th Feb 2016  |  
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  • Shahi Paneer, How to make Shahi Paneer
Shahi Paneerby Aameena Ahmed
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    25

    mins
  • Serves

    4

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About Shahi Paneer Recipe

Much loved and very famous paneer recipe, which I love cooking for my family anytime...

Shahi Paneer

Ingredients to make Shahi Paneer

  • paneer cubed – 200 gms
  • onions – 3 medium sized
  • green chillies – 4
  • cashew nuts – 1/2 cup
  • tomato paste – 1/4th cup
  • store bought, 75gms roughly
  • Fresh tomatoes pureed – 3 medium sized
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup
  • Garam masala powder – 3/4th tsp
  • Shahi zeera – 1/2 tsp
  • garlic ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • oil –slightly more than 1/4th cup
  • water – 2 cups
  • coriander powder – 1 tsp heaped
  • cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Fresh green coriander – 1 small bunch finely chopped

How to make Shahi Paneer

  1. Soak cashew nuts in 1/2 cup of hot water and then grind to smooth paste.
  2. Quarter the onions, slit the green chillies and saute in pan with a teaspoon of oil for 2 to 3min on high flame. Cool them down and make it into a paste.
  3. Now take a kadhai and add oil, then add shahi zeera, after that add onion, green chilli paste and then sauté till it turns golden brown on medium high flame.
  4. To this add garlic ginger paste and fresh tomato puree. Cook till fat separates then add tomato paste cook for few more minute.
  5. Then add cashew nut paste, sauté for a min and add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and then add water. Cook on a low flame till fat separates.
  6. Now add paneer pieces cover the lid and cook on a low flame for a minute or two. Add fresh cream, garam masala powder, kasuri methi and green coriander and cook covered for 2 to 3 minutes and serve hot.
  7. Here you can adjust the consistency as the curry tends to thicken, so you can add half cup or slightly more hot water according to your taste.
  8. After adding the water, cook for 5 minutes on low and its ready to serve.

My Tip:

You can always add more cream if you want. Adding hot water at the end is purely optional as some people like very thin gravy. Paneer will be the softest if you just cook them for not more than 5min in total. paneer should never be fried in oil before adding to curry otherwise it will become hard and soggy. Always serve the curry hot as paneer will be very soft when the curry is hot.

Reviews for Shahi Paneer (52)

Suresh Pandia month ago

தமிழ் ல போஸ்ட் போடுங்க
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Swetha Thirunavakkarasua month ago

Gud recepie
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Kiran Khatik3 months ago

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Suraj Rana
3 months ago
nice

Vaishali Sankhayan3 months ago

I tried the recipe . Came out well. But I didn't get that red colour as yours did. Could you give some tips ?
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அறிவு செல்வி5 months ago

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ayushi aman agrawal5 months ago

Best recepi
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Kavita Rathore7 months ago

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Uma Sekhar8 months ago

Awesome recipe.
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Karuna Murarka9 months ago

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Runjun Borah Pradhan9 months ago

Delicious....
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Yogita jaiswal9 months ago

Nice.
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Mitlesh Gupta10 months ago

Bahut.sundar
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Sadhana Guptaa year ago

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Yogita jaiswal
9 months ago
no comment

Ayesha Sayyeda year ago

I am cooking this dish lats see how it's tasty I like it so much
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Nisha Jhaa year ago

Mast
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Manish Jakhwala year ago

:thumbsup: Nice
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Basira Rangoonwalaa year ago

Love the color of this creamy paneer. Yummy :ok_hand:
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Bharti Rakhejaa year ago

Delicious
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Sowmya Rao Kawaa year ago

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Rekha Rathorea year ago

Mujhe aapki yeh dish bahuth pasand aayi
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Rani Mahalingama year ago

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Guni Jagwania year ago

:ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand:: 1:
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chetna chetna chetna gusaina year ago

I love this recipe My favorite dish and recipe:yum::yum:
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Lata Kesharwania year ago

Yummy
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natasha fitter2 years ago

thanks i am going to this today and let you know
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namita mandal2 years ago

so so tasty
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Sharmi Bhattacharjee2 years ago

what is tomato paste?
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Rita Shah2 years ago

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Mamta Makkar2 years ago

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Padma Mullapudi2 years ago

very nice
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Nazia Syed2 years ago

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Md Shaikh2 years ago

wow paneer :grin: I love that :blush:
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Arusha Paul2 years ago

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Anita Khanna2 years ago

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Anita Chaurasia2 years ago

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Roli Singh2 years ago

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Simantini Sanyal chaudhuri2 years ago

awesome..:)
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Oyendrila Bhaduri Goswami2 years ago

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Shivani Chatterjee2 years ago

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Jashan Jandu2 years ago

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Narendra Kaur2 years ago

very tasty
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Shabana Memon2 years ago

I have tried ur recipe of shaahi paneer....Wow..... It was really yummyyy. It was restro style. Every1 loved it :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:
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Meenu Sahni2 years ago

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Prabha Thakur2 years ago

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Simran Rakheja2 years ago

thank. u for sharing your receipe....amazing dish for vegetarians.....
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Archana Karode2 years ago

superb
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Suman Chhaperia2 years ago

superb dish
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Radhika Kamat2 years ago

superb
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maya gidwani2 years ago

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Nilesh kute2 years ago

we will try at home
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Shweta Srivastava2 years ago

Wow just a stunning dish :D
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Dilshad Dhanani2 years ago

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